September 1, 2014
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2011: SBC Annual Meeting Roundup
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Chief of Chaplains Carver looks beyond 'retirement'
PHOENIX (BP)--When Chaplain (Maj. Gen.) Douglas Carver retires from the Army in July, the U.S. Army's Chief of Chaplains will take with him experiences with the armed forces' men and women that have helped form and transform him. The first Southern Baptist in more than 50 years to assume the role of Army Chief of Chaplains in 2007, the two-star general will retire after more than 38 years of service. "I don't use the word retirement," he notes. "This is a transition. God has ordered up something special beyond the Army. I don't know what it is, but it's something exciting." In his final weeks of duty, Carver has "little white space on my calendar." He returned from an April base circulation in Afghanistan to an array of stateside visits and appearances -- among them the Southern Baptist Convention in Phoenix. The busyness has done little to quell the emotion or distract him from the swell of memories. "I've made friends literally around the world including many from other nations, and to walk away from that -- there's nothing that prepares you for that," Carver said. "I cannot go back. I cannot put my uniform back on and go into this community. I'm flooded with wonderful memories of great ministry experience." His military career dates back to 1972, when he joined the Army right out of college during Vietnam; earned a Ranger tab; and served as an Field Artillery Officer. After six years, he went into the Army Reserves, attended Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, Ky., and later pastored a church in Colorado Springs.
6-week revival fuels Southern Baptist resolution on prayer & repentance
PHOENIX (BP)--A resolution on prayer and repentance adopted by the Southern Baptist Convention in Phoenix traces its roots to a church's revival experience in east Tennessee.
Updated: Gay leaders meet with SBC pres.
PHOENIX (BP)--A coalition of homosexual leaders and their allies met for more than 30 minutes June 15 with Southern Baptist Convention President Bryant Wright, with the leaders demanding an apology from the SBC and Wright refusing to budge, saying that Scripture is clear on the issue.
U.S. needs 'bivocational pastor movement'
PHOENIX (BP)--Small churches and bivocational pastors are a Great Commission powerhouse, a North American Mission Board leader told the Bivocational Small Church Leadership Network during the SBC annual meeting in Phoenix.
Baptist associations: 'a biblical model'
'Annie' givers receive NAMBís thanks
COSBE lifts evangelism, laments funding cuts
B21 panel looks at GCR, missions, theology
Dever, Patterson share wide-ranging dialogue
Ministers' wives focus on influential joy
Susie Hawkins receives ministers' wives award
Kay Warren recounts lessons in suffering
Seminary luncheons draw alumni, guests
PHOENIX (BP)--Fellowship and campus updates highlighted the alumni luncheons hosted by Southern Baptist Convention seminaries June 15 during the SBC annual meeting in Phoenix.
Hispanics celebrate Crossover's results
PHOENIX (BP)--Hispanics celebrated the 524 professions of faith from the Crossover 2011 evangelistic outreach during a June 12 gathering at Central High School in Phoenix.
Hispanic pastors & leaders receive training

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